Kaya 959 Reporter
Squid Game actor O Yeong-su (O Il-nam aka Player 001) has had a historic win at the 2022 Golden Globes on Sunday night!
O Yeong-su has been in the entertainment industry since 1967.
The 77-year-old actor has appeared in more than 15 theatre productions, television shows and films over the past 50 years.
O Yeong-su, that elderly man in Squid Game won a Golden Globe award last night.— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) January 10, 2022
He started acting at 22 years old.
He is 77 years old today and he wins his first ever international award after 55 years of acting!
Don’t stop doing what you love!
(I’m not referring to Shisha o). pic.twitter.com/M1pmt7Ezo4
The award marks O Yeong-su’s first win at a major awards show. He has also become the first Korean actor to win a Golden Globe Award.
In October 2021, Netflix confirmed the show was its “biggest-ever series at launch” following its debut on September 17.
Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk revealed in December that he was “in talks” with Netflix for a season two and three of the hit series.